Thursday, March 18, 2010
Everyone I know gets a bad case of the Sundays. I think in large part it is due to the fact that we have entirely too much fun Thursday through Saturday that just leaves you dreading Mondays. To combat this, last year I instituted Family Dinners on Sunday. It's given me the opportunity to try new recipes, try new wines, and just have some fun with my friends.
Last Spring, we were having a typical family dinner, friends, wine, dinner, and it came time to have dessert. I had made a Flourless Chocolate Cake, recipe courtesy of Chef Jon Bonnell in Fort Worth, sliced up some fresh strawberries, and poured heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract from Mexico into my whipped cream maker. On a side note, if you don't have a whipped cream maker, go get one. Now. Everyone should always have home made whipped cream on hand, it comes in handy on so many occasions, both in and out of the kitchen.
This particular Sunday, I filled my whipped cream maker with a little bit too much heavy cream. I had given it to my friend Amanda, she pushed the button, and nothing happened. That's when I realized what I had done, so I decided, foolishly, to try and open the container to pour out some of the cream. I couldn't get the container open, so I asked Amanda's boyfriend Tyler to take a crack at it... He was able to loosen it, but cream started pouring down the sides. I opened it the rest of the way, and boom! Whipped cream exploded all over the table, the sliding glass doors to the balcony, and us. Yikes! It was quite a mess, but made for some fun stories, and even better pictures!